• Dream job brings nightmare challenge for USOC chief

    Dream job brings nightmare challenge for USOC chief

    By Steve Keating, Reuters Sarah Hirshland landed her dream job when she was named chief executive of the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) on Thursday, but she faces a nightmare situation in her new role dealing with the aftermath of a massive sex abuse scandal. She fills the post previously held by Scott Blackmun, who resigned […]

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  • Fire restrictions in the Tahoe National Forest

    Fire restrictions in the Tahoe National Forest

    The Tahoe National Forest enacted fire restrictions on July 16 based on an analysis of current fuel conditions and weather observations. This analysis revealed the potential to support large fire growth across the Tahoe National Forest. Tahoe National Forest Fire Restrictions are as follows: ·           No open fires, campfires, or charcoal fires are allowed on […]

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  • Romo captures first Tahoe celebrity golf tourney

    Romo captures first Tahoe celebrity golf tourney

    Former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo on July 15 won the American Century Championship at Edgewood Tahoe. This is the first time for Romo, who has played in the celebrity golf tournament five times, to win the event. He had finished second three times. The Tahoe tourney uses the Stableford scoring format. Romo finished with 71 […]

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  • Are seasonal employees in ski towns underpaid?

    Are seasonal employees in ski towns underpaid?

    By Matt McDonald, Powder If you’ve held a seasonal ski resort job you understand what it is to slide along the poverty line in a little corner of paradise that caters to the not-yous. Forget saving money. You need to score three more shifts this week to pay rent on Monday. Bills loom. If you […]

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  • Algae bloom at Wright’s Lake a concern

    Algae bloom at Wright’s Lake a concern

    By Dawn Hodson, Mountain Democrat   Concerns over an algae bloom at Wright’s Lake resulted in a call to the Central Valley Water Board to conduct water samples. According to staff at the Eldorado National Forest, a member of the public visited the lake on June 28 and observed a subsurface algal bloom that appeared […]

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  • Celebrity golf madness takes over Edgewood

    Celebrity golf madness takes over Edgewood

    By Kathryn Reed STATELINE – Steph Curry wields a golf club better than the average player, but what he excels at over most is performing at a high caliber in the raucous atmosphere known at the American Century Championship. He said playing professional basketball in boisterous arenas, especially on the road where there are thousands […]

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  • USFS improving roads on South Shore

    USFS improving roads on South Shore

    Construction is under way to improve a section of Fountain Place Road at Saxon Creek off Pioneer Trail near South Lake Tahoe.  Federal contractors supported by U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit construction crews are working to replace the existing 6-foot culvert with a 30-foot bridge and improve access by removing trees, patching […]

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  • Free USFS ranger hikes at Heavenly

    Free USFS ranger hikes at Heavenly

    The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit and Heavenly Mountain Resort are offering ranger led hikes every day at 11am and 1pm. While the hike is free, it does require paying for the gondola ride. The hikes start from the top of the gondola. They last about 90 minutes and are moderately difficult. […]

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  • Natalie Gulbis withdraws from celebrity golf tournament

    Natalie Gulbis withdraws from celebrity golf tournament

    By Angel Guerrero, Sacramento Bee Natalie Gulbis withdrew her name Sunday from the American Century Championship due to an undisclosed family emergency, according to a tournament spokesman. Gulbis, a Sacramento native who was on the comeback trail after a third back surgery, made the cut in an LPGA tournament for the first time since 2015 […]

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  • Eldorado Forest to implement fire restrictions

    Eldorado Forest to implement fire restrictions

    Fire restrictions go into effect on the Eldorado National Forest on July 14. Wood and charcoal fires will be restricted to designated recreation sites and other fire related activities will be prohibited until the end of fire season. Gas or propane fires are allowed with a free 2018 California campfire permit.  Fire restrictions mean: No […]

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